1903 barrel markings

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by warbirdfinder, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. warbirdfinder

    warbirdfinder New Member

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    Apr 22, 2008
    I have a 1903 Springfield, serial # 105481, the barrel is stamped SA, 3-42, 30-06 and calst air. Other than the SA and barrel date, any ideas on the meaning of the other markings? And it has a straight bolt arm.
    Thanks
     
  2. Is it still in military dress?

    Many 03's were rebuilt by arsenals during the Second War with newly manufactured barrels and other components. It's not at all uncommon to see a very early 03 like yours with a later parts. The SA 3-42 denotes that the barrel was produces by Springfield Armory in March of 1942.
     

  3. warbirdfinder

    warbirdfinder New Member

    3
    Apr 22, 2008
    Yes, still in military dress.
    Thank you.
     
  4. gunboat

    gunboat Member

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    Jun 2, 2008
    San Josie
    Calst air --- Possibly Calif State Air National Guard - Don't believe I have ever seen an 03 with a straight bolt handle --
     
  5. OldPilgrim

    OldPilgrim New Member

    CAI ST.Albans VT perhaps, you're reading it wrong.

    They are a large importer
     
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